‘Minions’ Sequel Bumped A Year To July 2021

Move Forces Universal To Rethink 'Sing 2' And 'Wicked' Release Dates

You’re going to be waiting a full year longer to see the Minions on screen once again. After pulling Minions: The Rise of  Gru from its July 3rd 2020 date due to theater closures, Universal has decided to move (via THR) the animated sequel all the way to July 2nd 2021.

The decision is interesting because Universal made a completely different choice when it comes to Trolls World Tour, which they decided would go straight to streaming later this month.

So a move like this causes a domino effect. The July 2nd date now occupied by Minions had been for Sing 2. Now that animated musical has been shuffled to December 22nd 2021. However, that date belonged to the adaptation of Broadway musical, Wicked, which has now been pulled off the schedule entirely.



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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